A comparison between two major treatment options Endo-venous Laser Ablation treatment (EVLT) & VenaSeal
Below is an attempt to compare the two highly effective global techniques of varicose vein treatment. Patient should consult with an expert doctor for the most effective treatment option available for specific patient.
|EVLT / EVLA
|Local anesthesia application
|Depends on patient condition. Mostly not required
|Procedure Success Rate
|Considered as Gold Standard Technique. Enough long-time empirical studies to establish higher than 99% success rate.
|High Success rate but since its very new technology – long term studies are unavailable
|Uses heat to collapse the vein. No external substance used
|Uses specially formulated medical glue to seal the vein
|Patient experience relief from pain very fast
|In many cases, relief is immediate
|Routine Chores can be resumed in few hours
|Relatively shorter recovery period
|Inexpensive – Being relatively new technique, not recognized under many insurance policies
|Expensive – Being relatively new technique, not recognized under many insurance policies
Post Procedure Care
Minimal care is recommended in both cases specific to patient needs.
Suitable for ageing patients or with Co-morbidities like Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Heart Disease etc.
Both Procedures have been conducted on all types of patients. Such risks are patient specific and should be discussed with the treating doctor.